Non League Journalist Runs Line After Referee Injury!!
The Marketmen played host to Tonbridge Angels this afternoon in the Ryman Premier League and were helpless in suffering a 2-0 defeat.
The visitors wasted no time in taking the lead after just 2 minutes through Luke Blewden. He was left with the easiest of finishes at the back post and was to prove an early blow which Needham never recovered from.
In a somewhat unusual scenario, referee Daniel Cook was hit by the ball on 22 minutes and the game required an assistant to help take over. So as a referee myself, on I came as the linesman.
Tonbridge doubled their advantage through talisman Nathan Elder 2 minutes of the delay. A fine volley from inside the penalty area left Needhams goalkeeper with little chance.
Half Time: Needham Market 0-2 Tonbridge Angels
The second half created very little in the way of chances and despite a few late corners and a dangerous free kick, Needham were unable to score a consolation.
Full Time: Needham Market 0-2 Tonbridge Angels
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